"WHY IS IT THAT
we value diversity in nature,
but fear it in ourselves & others?"
IT'S TIME FOR A PARADIGM SHIFT.
We have learned that the autistic brain thinks about and processes the world differently than the non-autistic brain. So why are we supporting them using the same strategies and tools as everyone else?
It is time we shift our view from a non-autistic lens to an autistic lens so the Autistic individual feels seen, heard, and understood. The only way to do this is by listening and learning from Autistic adults!
LISTEN & LEARN FROM AUTISTIC ADULTS WITH OUR MINI-COURSE:
Susan Golubock, an Autistic adult and retired Occupational Therapist, provides personal and professional insight on how to support Autistic individuals. Our mini-course, The Autistic Brain: Making Connections by Changing Your View, for parents and school professionals, provides information on making connections by changing how we perceive behaviors and providing the support Autistic students need to be successful.
What is it that you feel you learned from this course that you can use in your daily interaction with the autistic(s) you interact with?
"I need to be more intentional with my teaching autistic children and teach them based on both their interests and expand on what they know."
"...utilize strengths for learning;
observe and offer support
in the moment."
Making Sense of Autism offers support for Autistic individuals, parents of newly identified children, therapists, teachers,
or anyone passionate about learning more about Autism
in the Greater Denver, CO & Phoenix, AZ Areas
We provide insight into how the autistic brain works for Neurotypical individuals who want to learn AND an insight on the Neurotypical brain for Neurodiverse individuals who want to learn.
TO MAKE THIS PARADIGM SHIFT SUCCESSFUL, WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER.
To help non-autistics see, and appreciate,
what life is like
To help non-autistics
recognize that autism is a spectrum disorder composed
of vastly different individuals who need to be understood,
supported and appreciated
To help non-autistics work
with autistic individuals to achieve goals using strategies and sources of motivation
that are meaningful
and desired by
the autistic individual.
Making Sense of Autism will achieve this by using
The Neuro-StrengthsTM Based Support for Autism Framework
Developed by using a combination of a multitude of research studies and the personal experience of Autistic Individuals, this framework to create a paradigm shift provides learners with an understanding of not only how the Autistic brain works but also how to use the strengths of the individual to build on what they already know, can do, and seek to do to provide the motivation they need to learn new skills.
"Throughout my time of working with Autistic individuals, I have looked for the best strategies to help each person meet their individual goals. I can honestly say, once introducing strategies from the Neuro-StrengthsTM Based Support for Autism, I now see joy rather than aversion in my clients as well as an increase in desire to engage and learn.
Identifying and building on strengths to teach important skills
has really made a significant difference."
–SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY ASSISTANT
TRAINED IN NSBSA